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by naki_k
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: 93-94
Topic: Lost a lot of steering angle/lock
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: Lost a lot of steering angle/lock

That’s a bit unlucky there. I can’t say I have ever heard of this issue on XJ40. It won’t be upper wishbones, as all they do is up and down movement. So something about the new parts fitted is restricting the movement. I would suggest you need to get the car back up on the air. With an assistant tur...
by naki_k
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Suspension
Topic: SLS Rebuild?
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: SLS Rebuild?

MY XJ81 already came with the SLS removed when I bought it. No entry in the papers, no special permit anywhere. Nobody at the MOT ever asked about it, nobody ever checked into the missing headlamp levelling. My impression is that few if none of the MOT people are aware of the issues, and even fewer...
by naki_k
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Suspension
Topic: SLS Rebuild?
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: SLS Rebuild?

XJ4081 wrote:That's absolutely correct. I wasn't that easy to get a special permit for mine because it already had its SLS removed and thereby no more headlamp levelling.


Ok I thought so.
How did you manage to sneak yours under the radar then
?
by naki_k
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Meet and Events
Topic: Newhaven East Sussex 9th August
Replies: 1
Views: 14

Re: Newhaven East Sussex 9th August

Sounds good Chris. Put me as a maybe for now while I look at the dates.
by naki_k
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Jaguar XJ40 Gallery
Topic: XJ40 Turbodiesel
Replies: 101
Views: 3856

Re: XJ40 Turbodiesel

I think when you start going down the weight saving route, it’s hard to know where to draw the line. The extremes being the race cars with fibre glass bonnets, Perspex rather than glass, no interior etc. Personally I like to keep the luxurious feel of the car, with all the superfluous extras! The on...
by naki_k
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Suspension
Topic: SLS Rebuild?
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: SLS Rebuild?

Ok thanks for checking.

I seem to recall that all German registered XJ40/81 had SLS as standard. Is that correct? Something to do with headlamp levelling?
by naki_k
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Suspension
Topic: SLS Rebuild?
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: SLS Rebuild?

I remember that some years ago this was also a topic on the german forum. And I think there was one dealer who offered some of last original shocks for about 1K€ each. And I also remember that there was one member talking about some special membrane within the shocks which is the cause for the shoc...
by naki_k
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: 93-94
Topic: Daimler XJ40 4.0
Replies: 95
Views: 6312

Re: Daimler XJ40 4.0

Everything takes time Mike. You have made a lot of progress already. At least you can actually safely drive the thing now. A/c is not a simple matter usually. Very few seem to with these days. Did you check if you need the R12-r134a conversion ports? I fitted some on one recently too. They go over t...
by naki_k
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Jaguar XJ40 Gallery
Topic: XJ40 Turbodiesel
Replies: 101
Views: 3856

Re: XJ40 Turbodiesel

Fabulous construction work they. It’s a lot of individual pieces to rebuild that one area. I see you have a crack screen to use as a protector. That’s what use too. I haven’t seen anyone use one before besides me though.
Who would think a cracked screen is so useful!
by naki_k
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Service
Topic: Key Fob Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: Key Fob Issue

I don’t know the answer to the question, but if it’s draining the battery, then something on the circuit board must be shorting out? programming an aftermarket transmitter should at least buy you some time, whilst still retaining function. The original Fobs were quite reliable up to a point, but I a...